Scripture:

…who by their unrighteousness suppress the truth. For what can be known about God is plain to them, because God has shown it to them. V18-19

Observation:

What can be known about God is plain to us. God has revealed himself in such a way through nature and in our very own hearts that he is as plain to us as what is physically in front of us. It doesn’t feel that way, but sin suppresses just how real and revealed and plain God actually is.

Application:

To our unbelieving friends – God is plain. God is present. God is real and alive and they just don’t see it because their sin blinds & suppresses the truth. God must give them a new heart & new eyes to see just how plain he actually is.

For us – with our new hearts through faith, God is more real but our sin, the sin we war against everyday still continues to try and keep God from feeling “plain to us”. Sin suppresses the truth of God. Run from sin. Not out of fear of punishment but because you want to see God clearly.

Prayer:

God give us eyes to see just how plain you truly are. When you feel far away remind us that you are plain to us. Give us the strength to run from sin, to see you, know you and feel you.

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